The primary goal of the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness Assessment and associated resources is to help ambulance agency leaders in rural America assess the state of their agency’s readiness in the core competency areas created following the Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence, adapted specifically for rural ambulance agencies from the Baldridge Excellence Framework for Health Care.
Leadership core competencies for the ambulance agency include:
- Leadership must be aware of the critical role of population health in value-based payment models.
- Senior leadership and mid-level managers/officers understand the critical role of population health in value-based payment models.
- Leadership provides periodic messaging to volunteers and paid staff regarding broadening the agency's value to our communities and population-based health care.
- The leadership team is focused on creating a culture change towards providing wellness and chronic care disease services in addition to emergency illness and injury intervention/care and medical transportation services.